Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 37% of the respondents had seen somebody steal electricity through ‘kunda’ in their area.

28% had seen somebody give bribes to an official, who provides electricity connection, 27% had seen somebody negotiate with the official to avoid paying bills, 26% had seen somebody sabotage the electricity meter and 31% had witnessed other illegal activity to steal electricity, according to press statement issued today by Gall-up Pakistan.

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A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, in which 62% of the respondents said that they did not see anyone steal electricity through ‘kunda’, while 37% said that they had witnessed such activity and 1% did not respond.

Similarly 71% of the respondents said that they did not see anyone give bribes to the official who provides electricity connections while 28% said that they saw such activity and 1% did not respond. Likewise, 74% of the respondents did not see anyone sabotaging the electricity meter while 26% saw such incidences.